Causeway Kickoff Event Is Thursday

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Causeway started as an online platform that connected unmet needs with people who wanted to help, a website where people with ideas could drum up funding and support, and those who wanted to help could decide how to pitch in.  A kickoff for the next phase of Causeway will be held Thursday. 

The kickoff will include BBQ, Blues and a few surprises and is hosted by Causeway, the Benwood Foundation and Footprint Foundation.  It will be held at Patten Parkway, downtown Chattanooga, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Causeway is moving from an exclusively online platform to one that is present in the city. They aim to be a resource hub, putting boots on the ground to connect Chattanooga residents, and to help them develop innovative solutions to some of the city’s most pressing civic challenges. 

They are stepping up activity, focusing on creating more programs and opportunities for people to engage in Chattanooga. Over the next few months they will be piloting several new initiatives with the goal of creating a network of people committed to improving the city.  They are building a strong team, and moving the workspace into the heart of the city, on Patten Parkway, to create an accessible environment.

Guests at the Causeway Kickoff will find out specifics about new programming, meet the staff, hear about a few new opportunities, and see where Causeway lays down their welcome mat. 

For more information please contact Chelsea Conrad, at or 521-5554. Learn more about Causeway at

Gun Safety Classes Offered By BCSO

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office offers gun safety education classes several times during the year for residents of Bradley County that wish to obtain a Tennessee handgun carry permit.  The BCSO has provided handgun safety training for thousands of individuals since the inception of the program.  The classes are filled on a first come, first served basis and are limited ... (click for more)

Alvin C. York Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association Has Christmas Dinner Dec. 8

The Alvin C. York Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association will host the annual Christmas dinner and installation of officers on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at Provino's Restaurant in East Ridge.  Chaplain (COL) Norris Webster and his wife Lois will be special guests.  Andrew Smith from Honoring the Sacrifice will be present to receive a check from the chapter.  A ... (click for more)

Larry Schumacher Named Chief Executive Officer Of CHI Memorial

The board of directors of CHI Memorial and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have chosen Larry Schumacher as the chief executive officer (CEO) of CHI Memorial effective Jan. 4, 2016 . Mr. Schumacher comes to CHI Memorial from Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) based in Springfield, Illinois where he served as system chief operating officer for the past eight years.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Under Flood Watch Through Wednesday

With a steady rain set to continue through Wednesday, Chattanooga is under a flood watch. Over four inches of rain are expected in some areas. Here is the advisory from the National Weather Service: ...LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... .THE COMBINATION OF DEEP SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE AND A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL ... (click for more)

City Council, Please Reconsider On The 7-Story Apartment Variance

I would like to thank the Regional Planning Commission and the Regional Planning Agency   for denying the recent application for a variance from the current zoning requirements in place for the 1200 block of Cowart Street. The developers want to build a 7-story parking deck with 141 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments wrapped around three sides in an area with a 48' height ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In December

As the fallen leaves confirm today is the first of December, my monthly walk in life’s garden is more foggy than fun. In much-older times, good children would get a piece of candy on Christmas Day while bad ones would receive a lump of coal. So here are some things that deserve a helping of both: A PIECE OF CANDY to the amazingly few who can spy a nest of mistletoe high in area ... (click for more)